bipin rawat

Rawat along with Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh was speaking at an event of Indigenous Defence Equipment Exporters Association.

Calling for joint research by Army officials and DRDO, he said: "In a joint project, the success and failures will become a joint responsibility and we will not start pointing fingers at each other."

The Army Chief also spoke about Islam saying, "I feel the interpretation of Islam by some elements who possibly want to create disruption is being fed to a large number of people. It is not that the religion is bad but the manner in which it is interpreted for whatever reasons, it is affecting people who listen and get carried away and swayed by such messages."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also visited these two shrines after the conclusion of Lok Sabha polls in May.

Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command and Lieutenant General YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding, Fire & Fury Corps were also present during the interaction, in which issues related to Northern Command were discussed.

At about 1300 hours Pakistan initiated ceasefire violations by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Poonch, officials said.Indian Army is retaliating befittingly.

Ever since the government announced its move on Article 370, the top brass of the Army has frequently undertaken visits to the Valley to review the security situation.

An Army General Court Martial (GCM) on December 23 last year had recommended dismissal of the Major General from service in a more than two-year-old sexual harassment. 

General Rawat opined that with the withdrawal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir through the abrogation of Article 370, the situation in the Valley will go back to normal and the Army can once again go back to having a cordial relationship with the public.